A TEENAGER has been arrested by police investigating an alleged rape in Linwood.

Officers had appealed for information after receiving a report that a 16-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted in the town's Atholl Place in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Detectives have now confirmed that an 18-year-old suspect has been charged in connection with the alleged incident.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "The man has been released on an undertaking to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court at a later date.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."